Sunday, March 7, 2010

Roman Shades by Ethan Allen Recalled Due to Risk of Strangulation.




Ethan Allen Global Inc has issued a recall of ALL Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds due to a risk of strangulation to children. As such, Ethan Allen has added its name to the retailers joining the list of retailers who voluntarily announced in December of 2009 of ALL Roman Shades and roll-up blinds. The hazard exists due to children placing the child's neck beteween the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when the child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Also, strangulation can occur when a child's neck become entangled on the free-standing loop. This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades sold under the Ethan Allen brand name. These custom-ordered, made-to-order shades were sold in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes. The shades have no labels or markings making reference to the Ethan Allen brand. Consumers should immediately discontinue using the recalled Roman shades and contact their local Ethan Allen Design Center for a free repair kit and/or by calling 888.339.9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen Design Center, or visit the firm's website at www.ethanallen.com. Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. The use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit are recommended.
The following video is worthy of your time and attention to educate yourself regarding the problem.


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